Online engagement with children & young people - research policy & practice

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Discussion of online tools and platforms to access and engage with children and young people across research, policy and practice.

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Covid-19 has us all using a wide range online tools and platforms, some for the first time in our professional lives. Which ones are we finding most helpful in our work with children and young people? What issues are we facing? What can we learn from each other’s' experiences?

Join us on 12th May, 11am-1pm

This special meeting of the Child and Youth Participation Special Interest Group invites all CRN members to come together to discuss experiences, concerns and best practices in the use of online tools and platforms to access and engage children and young people’s voices across research, policy and practice.

Topics for discussion:

• Available, accessible and appropriate online tools and platforms

• Methods to facilitate online engagement

• Implications of engaging children and young people in ‘home’ contexts

• Access inequalities, including to devices/ broadband

• Reaching children and young people online – challenges, best practice, and ethical and child protection issues

This is a FREE event

All CRN members welcome.

Not a member? Contact CRN Research Coordinator, Dr Derina Johnson,

​In order to facilitate discussion, we have restricted the number of attendees, be sure to secure your place!

(Zoom link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the meeting)

About the CRN Child and Youth Participation Special Interest Group (CYP-SIG)

The Child and Youth Participation Special Interest Group (CYP-SIG) brings together researchers, practitioners and policymakers dedicated to the development and promotion of best practice in research and evidence-informed practice and policy in relation to child and youth engagement and participation.

The CYP-SIG organises and collaborates on networking, information-sharing and training events and publications, with the aim of advancing research and evidence-informed practice and policy which actively engages children and young people.

The CYP-SIG is open to all members of the Children’s Research Network who want to join. The CYP-SIG is convened by a Chair and group members, with support from the Research Coordinator of the Children’s Research Network.


About the Children’s Research Network

The Children’s Research Network (CRN) supports and connects a broad range of professionals with an interest in research and evidence-based policy and practice to better understand and improve the lives of children and families across the island of Ireland.

Membership benefits

  • Gain insights into developments in research, practice and policy through our workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Build your networks and develop your profile
  • Publish and disseminate your research
  • Enjoy CRN member access to events and networking opportunities at CRN’s host organisation, Trinity Research in Childhood Centre.


Annual membership fees**

Student / unwaged €15/~£13*

Part-time employed / retired €25/~£23*

Full-time employed €30/~£28*

*approximate GBP conversion

**we are currently developing a new membership platform in order to create a smoother experience for our members. Our payment system is currently on pause while we do this. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact

Children's Research Network is hosted by Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

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